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Richard J. Clark is the Director of Music of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. His compositions have been performed worldwide.
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“Unfortunately, on the one hand a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee into the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Lercaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Bugnini, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Louis Bouyer, an important member of the Consilium

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“Requiem pour une américaine à Paris” on “Sounds from the Spires”
published 11 October 2013 by Richard J. Clark

NSPIRED BY THE GREGORIAN CHANT propers of the Requiem Mass, the CD Requiem pour une américaine à Paris was recently featured on “Sounds from the Spires” on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel.

Trumpet player, Richard Kelley and I had the opportunity to speak with the program’s host, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Dr. Pascual is an incredibly down to earth and welcoming host!

PODCAST Listen here to the program broadcast on 10.6.2013:


The CD is available for purchase ($9.99) and for download ($6.93) (Also available on iTunes)

You may listen and follow the scores below on YouTube. (Score available at RJC Cecilia Music)

      YouTube:  I. Introit | Requiem aeternam” [video]
      YouTube:  II. Gradual | Requiem aeternam [video]
      YouTube:  III. Dies Irae [video]
      YouTube:  IV. Jubilis! [video]
      YouTube:  V. Offertory | Domine Jesu Christe” [video]
      YouTube:  VI. Communion | Lux aeterna [video]
      YouTube:  VII. Last Farewell [video]

BONUS PODCAST! Here is my 2012 interview on “Sounds from the Spires.”